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Swansea man appears before Westminster Magistrates Court

Westminster Magistrates Court. Credit: Adobe Stock

Alex Hutton (also known as Alex Edwards), 18, from Morriston, Swansea, has appeared before the Westminster Magistrates Court charged with:

  • Disseminating a terrorist publication on dates between 24 September 2023 and 16 November 2023, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006,
  • Attempting to commit grievous bodily harm with intent on 20th May 2023, contrary to Section1 (1) of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981
  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm on 20th May 2023, contrary to Section 47 Offences Against the Person Act 1861
  • Breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order imposed on 9 September 2021, between 1 July 2022 and 15 November 2023, contrary to s.339 Sentencing Act 2020.
  • Possessing a bladed article in a public place between 9 November 2023 and 12 November 2023, contrary to Section 139 Criminal Justice Act 1988.

Hutton appeared in Court on Saturday 18th November 2023. He was further remanded into custody and will appear before the Central Criminal Court on November 24.

The investigation is continuing and there is no identified risk to the public.

Anyone who sees or hears something that could be terrorist-related should act on their instincts and call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321.

In an emergency, always dial 999. Visit gov.uk/ACT for more information, including how to report extremist or terrorist content that is online.